Posted: January 4, 2022

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Enhanced Minimum Wage Provision

We’d like to remind everyone about the importance of following the state minimum wage rule:

  1. All individuals paid on state-funded awards must be paid in accordance with the minimum wage requirements articulated here. Please pay special attention to student workers and other wage payroll employees, since they are the most likely to be paid at levels below the state-mandated minimum.
  2. The enhanced minimum wage provisions need to posted conspicuously in places where state-funded employees regularly work. If you have state-funded projects in your unit, make sure that this document has been posted.
  3. Employees working on projects funded by the PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) need to be provided paid sick leave. Please note that part-time employees at Penn State do not typically receive paid sick leave, so this will require special coordination with your HR.


John W. Hanold, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Research

Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

Office of Grants and Contracts


107 Ag Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802